Zara Larsson’s top music and fashion picks
Find out what song gets her immediately on the dancefloor, the H&M items she loves right now, and what her weirdest habit is.
Music has always been the focal point in Zara Larsson’s life, and she has never had a plan B – a safe option to lean back on – because she has never needed one. She’s been famous in Sweden since she was 10 and released her first global hit song at 15. Today she’s 19 and her international debut album SO GOOD is finally out everywhere (you should listen to it here).
In the coming months she’ll be going from city to city, country to country, continent to continent, to perform and promote it. On top of that, the collection that she has designed together with H&M is just two months from hitting stores all over the world.
We reached the busy singer to find out more about her relationship to music and fashion. Read on to see what her favourite H&M items are and listen to all the songs on her personal top list.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SONG ON SO GOOD?
“Make That Money Girl. I really like the message, it’s empowering and quite different from the rest of the tracks.”
IF IT WASN’T MUSIC, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING WITH YOUR TIME?
“I’ve never had any back-up. It’s just always been music and singing. When I was little I danced a lot, so maybe dancing. But definitely something creative that has to do with music!”
IF YOU ONLY GOT TO LISTEN TO ONE SONG FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE – WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?
“Bohemian Rhapsody, because it feels like five songs mashed up in one! It’s so hard to just pick one!”
WHAT’S THE ONE SONG THAT YOU CAN’T GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD?
“At the moment, Kelly Price by Migos & Travis Scott. I just can’t stop hearing it in my head.”
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY MUSIC PLEASURE?
“I really don’t have any… Whatever I listen to I feel comfortable sharing!”
WHAT WAS THE FIRST CD YOU EVER OWNED?
“Oh wow! Let me think… I think it was Carola’s Greatest Hits. She’s a famous Swedish singer.”
WHAT’S A SONG THAT YOU LISTEN TO WHEN YOU’RE HAPPY?
“The Grease soundtrack! It always makes me smile. It just makes me want to dance and immediately puts me in a good mood.”
… AND A SONG WHEN YOU’RE FEELING SAD?
“Close to You with Rihanna! Such a beautiful song!”
WHAT SONG GETS YOU IMMEDIATELY ON THE DANCELOOR?
“Work with Rihanna! Almost all of her songs are on my top list right now.”
WHAT’S YOUR WEIRDEST HABIT?
“I crack my knuckles. It’s not that weird, but it’s not really appreciated by people around me…”
WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
“Cat-eye eyeliner, black jeans, a T-shirt and some fresh new sneakers. Causal and comfortable but still fresh and cute!”
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE ITEMS FROM H&M RIGHT NOW?
“I like a lot of pink! I would say my favourites right now are the light pink denim jacket, some silver high-heels, a pair of jeans with big stitches on each side and some really cool sunglasses! You need to make sure to grab a pair of shades cause from what I’ve heard spring is here soon!”
WHAT ITEM IN YOUR WARDROBE WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
“I’m not really that attached to my clothes. Which feels nice, because that means I update my wardrobe often! But I would never ever throw out anything that’s custom-made for me, all of those items feel really special to me, my stage clothes for example.”
WHAT’S ON YOUR PLAYLIST?
“My playlist is a mix of my favourite pop-hits, lots of R'n'B and trap as well as hip hop and a little bit of my own songs. I’m inspired by real life events, love and everything else that feels right to sing about. Just as my own musical taste, it’s a mix of ballads, pop-tunes that make you want to dance and also a few urban-vibe songs.”
DESCRIBE YOURSELF WITH THREE WORDS!
“Creative, funny and kind.”
The Zara Larsson >< H&M collection will be available in selected stores and online on 18 May. SO GOOD is out everywhere now.